Have your refractive lens exchange surgery in Melbourne with our skilled eye specialists
Cataracts are often considered a normal aspect of ageing. Because of this natural age-related deterioration in the transparency of the lens inside the eye, cataract surgery in Melbourne and around the world is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures.
Many patients with cataract will ask when they are required to have surgery, however, this point is typically subjective and varies from individual to individual. Patients whose hobbies or vocations require sharp vision or discrimination of fine detail are likely to undergo cataract extraction much earlier than someone whose interests are not heavily dependent on perfect vision. Symptoms associated with cataract include:
- Vision that feels blurry, hazy, or filmy
- Deteriorating contrast vision
- Increased glare sensitivity
- Changed colour perception
In Melbourne, cataract surgery is available through either the public or private system. The skilled surgeons at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic perform cataract surgery at Frankston Private Hospital in Frankston, Windsor Private Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Our surgeons cater for patients who have Private Health Insurance, self-funded private patients and can refer directly for cataract and refractive surgery in Melbourne’s public ophthalmology hospital, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Cataract surgery in our Melbourne eye clinic takes around 15-20 minutes for each eye. Our reputable surgeons boast a high success rate with very low rates of complications.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange is the same procedure as a cataract extraction operation but just in the absence of a cataract in the lens. Melbourne patients experiencing the natural age-related deterioration of near vision known as presbyopia and patients with high long-sightedness (hyperopia) are often suitable for this technique even after having been told they are ineligible for other procedures such as LASIK or PRK.
Similar to cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange involves the removal of the natural lens from within the eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens implant, correcting for your prescription. Like the IOL options available with a cataract operation, the IOL you choose may be monofocal, multifocal, or accommodative.
Patients experiencing visual difficulties from a developing cataract or those interested in how refractive lens exchange can free you from glasses and contacts are invited to organise your initial appointment with us by calling us today.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.